The woke mob has claimed another scalp as Warner Bros. has revealed that beloved cartoon character McGee has been benched from the Tune Squad and will not appear in Space Jam: A New Legacy.
Wow. Talk about cancel culture.
While Americans are thrilled to see Bugs, Tweety, Porky and the gang suit up with Lebron James in this summer’s sequel to the 1996 live-action/cartoon hybrid classic, it seems one of the most adored characters in modern animation just isn’t “woke” enough to get in on the fun. Mainstream media apparently has no problem with animated characters and real people living together in unholy harmony, but draws the line at McGee’s traditional values.
When pressed for comment, a Warner Bros spokesperson would only say he had never heard of McGee and was not familiar with the McGee and Me franchise and asked us to please get out of the big WB water tower, which is apparently not Warner Bros headquarters as hours of Animaniacs had led us to believe. It’s just a big prop.
The hypocrisy is staggering.
In the 90s, McGee served as a cartoon muse who may or may not have been a figment of Nick’s imagination in Focus on the Family’s McGee and Me movies. In the franchise, Nick and his friends were faced with various ethical quandaries that required McGee’s sage, paternal guidance. These movies were part of a wiser, simpler time in which pretend animated characters were respectable and reliable mentors for young minds, not just punchlines for cheap slapstick. Perhaps this is why McGee has found himself on the business end of the SJW’s unending crusade to tear down our way of life.
Of course, the movies also showed McGee engaging in a number of different sporting activities, from baseball to snow skiing. A superb athlete, McGee would be a fine addition to any starting lineup of cartoon characters. That is, unless those cartoon characters required the approval of cultural marxists pulling Space Jam‘s strings.
No, it’s not getting hot in here. That’s just your blood boiling, as it should be.
First they came for Mr. Potato Head, and we weren’t Mr. Potato Head (and it turned out they weren’t actually changing his name) so we said nothing. Then they came for Dr. Seuss, but we weren’t Dr. Seuss (and it’s just a few books, not his whole library) so we said nothing. But now they’ve come for McGee, and we aren’t McGee (and they claim he’s not a Looney Tune so it’s not really applicable …whatever) but they’ve gone too far this time.
If we don’t stand for something, we’ll fall for anything.
Frankly, the Tune Squad does not deserve McGee, and if the Looney Tunes don’t want his consummate moral fortitude and on-the-court skill on their team, then that is their loss. McGee will be fine, since it’s not even clear in the movies themselves whether or not McGee is “real,” but the threat remains dire. If they can cancel McGee, they will cancel anything. It’s only a matter of time.